2021 Dakota Zoo Schedule

APRIL

 

April 4                    Easter (closed)

 

April 10                  Excellent Eagles Little Tykes Ed-Venture Camp, (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 1:30-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

April 17                  Racy Raptors Animal Ed-Venture Camp ages 5-7, 2:00-4:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

                        April 24                  Opening Day of 60th Season

 

MAY

May 1                    Wonderful Wilderness Trail Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

May 4                    Fourth Grade Conservation Day, 9:00-11:30 AM & 12:30-3:00 PM

May 8                    Wildly Wilderness Trail Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM -1:00 PM, ages 5 - 7, (pre-registration required)

May 8                    Lemonade Day Kickoff- visit the Dakota Zoo to learn about the Bis-Man Lemonade Day, 1-3pm

May 9                    Mother’s Day – All Moms receive discounted admission and free train ride

May 15                  Adult Zookeeper Camp, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 18+, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

                        May 15                  Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

 

JUNE

June 2                    Open Late…

June 7-11              Junior Zookeeper Camp 1, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 9                    Open Late…

June 12                  Zoo Crew Snow Cones for Conservations 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

June 15                  Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

June 15                  Happy Horse Hooves Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 16                  Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

June 16                  Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

June 16                  Open Late…

June 17                  Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

June 17                  High Horses Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, ages 5–7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 19                  Children’s Day – Fun & Games – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

                           June 20                  Father’s Day- All Dads received discounted admission and free train ride

June 21-25            Junior Zookeeper Camp 2, 1:00-4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 23                  Open Late…

June 25-26            Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 1, 7:00 PM-8:00 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 26                  Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

June 29                  Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

June 29                  Wonderful Wallabies Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

June 30                  Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

June 30                  Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

June 30                  Open Late…

 

JULY

July 1                     Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

July 1                     Awesome Aussie Animals Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required)

July 5-9                  Junior Zookeeper Camp 3, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 7                     Open Late…

July 10                   Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 13                   Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

July 13                   Mighty Monkeys Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 14                   Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

July 14                   Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

July 14                   Open Late…

July 15                   Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

July 15                   Playful Primates Animal Ed-Venture 10:30 AM- 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 16-17             Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 2, 7:00 PM-8:00 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 17                   Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM

July 19-23             Junior Zookeeper Camp 4, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)

July 20                   Annual Members Picnic, 4:00-7:00 PM

July 21                   Open Late…

July 24                   Zoo Crew Snow Cones for Conservations 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

July 27                   Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

July 27                   Curvy Camels Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 28                   Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

July 28                   Zoo Crew Biofacts Talks, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

July 28                   Open Late…

July 29                   Tiger Conservation Day

July 29                   Cozy Camels Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

July 31                   Zoo Crew Animal Ambassador Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

AUGUST

August 2-6            Junior Zookeeper Camp 5, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

August 4               Open Late…

August 7                Zoo Crew Snow Cones for Conservation 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

August 11             Open Late…

August 14              Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

August 18              Open Late…

August 19             Brew at the Zoo, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

 

SEPTEMBER

                           September 11       Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

                           September 18       “It’s For the Animals” Wine-tasting and Silent Auction, 7:00-9:00 PM

September 26       Last Full Day of Summer Season

 

OCTOBER

October 1              Fall/Winter Hours Begin…open 1:00-5:00 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday (weather permitting)

October 2              Hootable Owls Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

October 9              Owls Hoot Are They Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00-4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

October 30            Zoo Boo! 1:00-4:00 PM admission price applies (fundraiser)

 

NOVEMBER

November 6          Delightful Deer Little Tykes Camp (6-15 participants with parent/adult guardian), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

November 13       Awesome Antlers Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00-4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)

 

DECEMBER

December 4          Story Time with Santa, 1:15 PM -1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

December 5          Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 11        Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 12        Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 18        Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

December 19        Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM, Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

 

Visit www.dakotazoo.org for additional information and schedule updates!

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